Charles D. Walker
American astronaut
Charles D. Walker
Charles David "Charlie" Walker is an American engineer who flew on three Space Shuttle missions in 1984 and 1985 as a Payload Specialist for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He was the first non-government person to fly in space.
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The man with a plan
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Daniel Burnham conspicuously absent from most coverage of the 1909 unveiling Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams and the Mayors Carter Harrison (father and son). And it is only fitting, in a city renowned for its skyline, that an architect would rival those giants of their day for his lasting fame and enduring legacy.     
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Rev. Charles Walker helped bring changes to divinity school - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Walker — a pastor, concert pianist, composer and humanitarian who as a student led a protest that resulted in the addition of more black faculty members at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School — has died. He passed away on Sunday in
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The Weekend List: Fes2Val, Rebirth Brass Band, Girl Talk, Greek fun and a ... - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Friday -- The Charles Walker Band, a Milwaukee R&B/funk/soul/blues group, makes a stop at Billy's Lounge, 1437 Wealthy St. SE, at 8 pm Friday. Admission is $5. (Blue Molly plays Billy's on Saturday, $5). Friday-Sunday – The Yassou!
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Rev. Dr. Charles Walker,composer wrote 'Requiem for Brother Martin', passes away - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dr. Charles Walker passed away Sunday, August 21 in Philadelphia. Dr. Walker was a relative of Mahalia Jackson and one of the early musician leaders at Rev. Dr. Clay Evans' Fellowship MB Church in Chicago. He served as pastor of Philadelphia's
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STUDENT NEWS - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Charlese Martin, Ciara Phillips-Darby, Sicily Samuel, Nia Smith, Charles Walker, Kwabena Bonna, Victoria Bostick, Talia Hawkins, Jordan Shackleford, Jordan McGriff, Yvonne Olayemi, Victoria Pierce, Reinardus Chindian, Lisa Karngbaye, Andrew Snow
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Arena football: Former Marshall standout signs with Florida Tarpons - Naples Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
By Naples Daily News staff report Former Marshall wide receiver Charles Walker has signed with the Florida Tarpons, the arena football team announced Thursday. Walker played two seasons with the Thundering Herd, starting 25 games and recording 59
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Voters Question Tea Party-Backed Lawmaker Following Debt Deal - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Walker, a retiree from Haugen, Wisconsin, said his investments lost about $30000 in value in the Aug. 8 drop. He said he's prepared to vote against Duffy and other office- holders next year because they're not doing enough to address the budget
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Tankers still to reach peak form for SEAG - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
The Filipinos, including Jasmine Alkhadi, Jessie Lacuna and Charles Walker, failed to even match their best times and finished below the standings, but Joseph said it's not the true measure of their status. “For this time of the season, the swimmers
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Making grave mistakes - Corpus Christi Caller Times
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Walker, of Corpus Christi, knew he had problems with the Social Security office. He just didn't know it was because he was dead, according to their records. "It really didn't dawn on me," he said. "All these years that I've been fighting for
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BIRTHS - The Daily Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. Marks is the former Carla Lanclos. A son, Brylan Eric James Richard, born April 4 to Tina Mitchell and Junius Richard Jr. of Lafayette. A daughter, Kynda Monae' Walker, born April 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker Jr. of Lafayette
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Snapping Shoals annual meeting set for July 21 - Newton Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Registration begins at 10 am and closes at 1:15 pm, with the business portion of the meeting getting under way at 1:30 pm Members will gather under the shelter at Charles Walker Arena where new board members will be confirmed and the popular door prize
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City Grill's specter lingers in aftermath of Falls melee - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
The theater owner said he was duped by party promoter Charles Walker Jr., son of City Councilman Charles A. Walker. He rented out the space to the younger Walker, who Hutchins said acted as a frontman for his cousin, Tyree Walker
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Councilman's son alleged party promoter - WIVB
Google News - over 5 years
"The Niagara Gazette" reports Charles Walker, Jr., who's the son of a city councilmember, promoted the party at The Rapids Theatre on Saturday. Police believe a feud between rival street gangs escalated into a fight, which erupted in the street near
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MSU Billings Library goes global - Billings Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Walker, foreground, and Wayne Frerich, of Rich's Flooring, lay carpet in a new study area in the MSU Billings library. Students began using the new area as soon as it was completed last week. A small corner of the Montana State University
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FEMA still assessing damages - Cabot Star Herald
Google News - over 5 years
However, after six weeks of using a wheelbarrow to ferry groceries and other necessities across a makeshift footbridge, the humor escapes Wildwood residents Jill and Charles Walker. The Walkers' home on Wild Plum Cove became isolated when a 40-inch
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    FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 56
    Walker retired in 2005 as the Director for NASA Systems Government Relations with the Washington D.C. Operations office of The Boeing Company.
    More Details Hide Details Walker is currently a consultant, author and lecturer. STS-4 demonstrated the difficulty of Walker assisting astronauts with the complex CFES device. He and others could not speak directly to the space shuttle; the capsule communicator and two other people approved and relayed all messages to space. McDonnell Douglas proposed that Walker fly as a Payload Specialist to operate the CFES himself. NASA calculated that flying Walker would cost McDonnell Douglas $40,000 per flight, and in May 1983 he was assigned to STS-41-D. Walker's flight was part of a NASA effort in the 1980s to fly civilians on the shuttle. Although Europeans were training for Spacelab Payload Specialist duties, he was the first non government-affiliated individual in space. Walker remained a McDonnell Douglas employee, and commuted between company headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Training included a flight on a Northrop T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft, and about 40 flights on the "Vomit Comet". He later stated that his experience showed that a "working passenger" could fly after an abbreviated training program of a few months.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 43
    He was the organizing committee chairman for the 1992 World Space Congress.
    More Details Hide Details He has been a national panel member of the NASA/Industry Manned Flight Awareness Program and the NASA/Industry Education Initiative. Walker advised the NASA/Purdue University space life support research center, a NASA/Penn State space commercial development center and a U.S. Department of Education/Ohio State University science education center. He has been a board director of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Walker has served as the volunteer chairman of the board of directors of Spacecause, and is past president and board director of the National Space Society. He has also been a board director of the Association of Space Explorers. As an advisor Walker works with commercial space firms Space Adventures, Ltd and Deep Space Industries, Inc., and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Walker is a professional engineer registered in California. He has been an expert witness testifying before committees of the U.S. Congress. He has authored several papers and book contributions on the EOS electrophoresis program, space development, commercialization, and space history. Walker has also written columns and articles appearing in national newspapers and numerous other publications.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 39
    He was a participant in the 1988 Center for Strategic and International Studies civil Space policy study.
    More Details Hide Details He served on the AIAA steering committee formulating the strategic plan for NASA's office of Commercial Programs. Walker has served as a founding board member of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.
    Walker was Faculty Course Advisor and lecturer for the International Space university 1988 summer session.
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  • 1986
    Age 37
    In May 1986, Walker was appointed Special Assistant to the President of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, working in Washington, D.C.
    More Details Hide Details Walker has been an industry member of the NASA Microgravity Material Science Assessment Task Force, the NASA Space Station Office Quick-is Beautiful/Rapid Response Research Study Group, and the NASA Space Station Operations Task Force. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Space Applications Board.
  • 1982
    Age 33
    He was responsible for training the NASA astronaut crews in the operation of the CFES payload on STS-4, STS-6, STS-7, and STS-8 shuttle flights during 1982 and 1983.
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  • 1979
    Age 30
    From 1979 to 1986, he was Chief Test Engineer and Payload Specialist for the McDonnell Douglas EOS commercialization project, having told company management that he was interested in flying in space if possible.
    More Details Hide Details Walker led the EOS laboratory test and operations team developing biomedical products. His contributions to the program included engineering planning, design and development, product research, and space flight and evaluation of the CFES device. Walker was involved with the program support activities at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and at the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 28
    He joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation in 1977 as a test engineer on the Aft Propulsion Subsystem for the Space Shuttle orbiters.
    More Details Hide Details He joined the Space Manufacturing (later named Electrophoresis Operations in Space, EOS) team as one of its original members. He shares in a patent for the McDonnell Douglas-developed continuous flow electrophoresis (CFES) device. McDonnell Douglas' main partner was Ortho Pharmaceutical, which hoped to manufacture large amounts of purified erythropoietin in space.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on August 29, 1948.
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